homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.167.179.48
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Website Technology Issues
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: phranque

Website Technology Issues Forum

    
Peculiar log entry from MSN
tedster

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 142 posted 9:53 pm on Nov 29, 2000 (gmt 0)

I've started seeing this in my logs lately. FastStats picks up "fallthrough-true" as a search word from these entries.

"http://auto.search.msn.com/results.asp?ba=60.0&co=15.4.1..2.1.4.1&FORM=AS5&RS=CHECKED&aq=fallthrough-true&cfg=SMCINITIAL&q=craft+stores&srch=5&v=1"

Does anyone know what this is about?

 

DaveAtIFG

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 142 posted 6:37 pm on Nov 30, 2000 (gmt 0)

I don't know what it's about either but I've been seeing them since 11/21 and quite a few of them too. Perhaps Position Tech related?

tedster

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 142 posted 10:46 pm on Nov 30, 2000 (gmt 0)

Good guess, Dave. The timing sure does have a positiontech suspiciousness about it.

Maybe it's worth an email to MSN about this. I want to know what my search terms were! Right now, about half my MSN referals are of this nature -- it sort of obscures things a bit.

Air

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 142 posted 3:34 am on Dec 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

>FastStats picks up "fallthrough-true" as a search word from these entries.

It seems to be confusing the "aq=" with "q" which is where it expects to find the query string. They will have to update FastStats.

It looks like MSN just changed the format of the query string, the additional parameter appears when you do a search and then hit the "next" link to see results on the following page(s).

startup

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 142 posted 4:16 am on Dec 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

I hope this helps.
My ISP is AT&T Canada, they use MSN as the default home page. I can search from the address bar of the browser. Every time I misspell an address in the address bar, I get the MSN autosearch. Do you know how many times I have done this ",com" and had the autosearch feature start searching? I know, more coffee.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Hardware and OS Related Technologies / Website Technology Issues
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved